- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1tiydcJ ) the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee spent about five hours Monday debating two proposed bills that would extend health coverage to 17,600 low-income residents.

But the committee did not decide whether it will recommend one, both or neither of the options to be considered by the full legislature when the 2015 session begins.

The group is expected to make a recommendation when it returns Tuesday for its second, and final, day of meetings.

Like the traditional Medicaid expansion that many other states have accepted, the proposals would provide coverage to residents who are under 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com


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